John Dedeke is a storyteller, problem solver, and skeeball champion.


John currently manages online content and social media for the Missouri Botanical Garden and is a contributing editor to Tumblr. He blogs about writing and culture and live-tweets heavy metal music videos.

In the fifteen years or so since he married the internet, John has composed reviews and features for several pop culture blogs, consulted on feature film productions, created promotional campaigns for a world-leading healthcare publisher, and interviewed Elvira (twice). 

John is also responsible (or at least partially to blame) for:

  • Arcade Nation - A fever dream of neon and noise celebrating video arcade culture
  • The Hourchive - A weekly podcast chronicling everything awesome one hour a time
  • Lions of St. Louis - Your field guide to an urban safari of St. Louis architecture and history
  • Movies With De - The official online companion to the unofficial film series conducted by John and his wife at irregular intervals  

In addition to all of that, he'd probably like to work with you. Let's find out

Nice Things People Have Said About John

"If Kevin Smith and O. Henry had an offspring, it would be John Dedeke."
-David Levithan, Editor | PUSH

"John not only gets the job done but makes sure everyone has fun doing it."
-Chris O' Brien, Marketing Communications Writer | Aspect

"John brings amazing energy, strategic insight, and passion to each project."
-Connie Boone, Senior Graphic Designer | CPI

"That guy is the fine line between genius and insanity." 
-Julie Burchett*, Executive Marketing Manager | Elsevier 


Press and Appearances

5 Social Media Takeaways from Companies Like the Four Seasons, Six Flags and Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis Business Journal, June 2014)
Social Media Club STL: Social Media + Tourism (Panelist, April 2013)
Social Media in Public Gardens (American Public Gardens Association interview, October 2012)
St. Louis Attractions Association: 2012 Trends in Tourism Technology (Panelist, March 2012)
Destroy the Brain Podcast: Episode 74 (Guest Host, March 2010)